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Townsend Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center, Metairie

4330 Loveland St Ste A, Metairie, Louisiana, 70006
Townsend, owned and operated by Avenues Recovery Centers, has eight addiction facilities located across South Louisiana. Townsend offers a spectrum of innovative rehabilitation services based on the needs of each patient. Patients are treated with encouragement and respect by blending high quality addiction therapy with compassionate counseling in a safe recovery environment. The core philosophy at Townsend is that addiction is a chronic brain disease that can be managed or put in “remission.” Using The Townsend Way their team strives to help both patients and loved ones heal from their addictions and enjoy an improved quality of life. Once the patient’s acute medical condition has stabilized, The Townsend Way offers a unique, effective, and long-term plan to keep his or her addiction in remission. Townsend treatment offers an intensive outpatient therapy (IOP) phase which varies in length according to the patient’s needs. After completing this IOP phase, Townsend provides former patients with continuing care via enrollment in their optional chronic disease management plan to keep their disease in remission.

Facility Highlights

  • Weekly Family Program
  • Medical Director is a Psychiatrist
  • Chronic Disease Management


  • Individual Therapy

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
  • Client & Family Support Groups

    Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

Treatment Center Links

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Townsend Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center in Metairie, La., provides outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance misuse. Treatment options include both standard and intensive outpatient programming (IOP), the latter of which is offered by about 51 percent of rehabs in Louisiana. Additionally, medical detoxification is offered. The center is also one of the 54 (39.7 percent) of Louisiana treatment centers that provide treatment for compulsive gambling.

The facility, located seven miles outside of New Orleans, is part of the Louisiana-based Townsend healthcare network, which also operates outpatient centers in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Covington, Houma, and New Orleans. The New Orleans location also offers residential care.


Townsend of Metaire begins treatment with a substance misuse assessment that is used to develop an individualized treatment plan. Townsend works to identify the cause of addiction through cognitive testing, as well as address physical symptoms by utilizing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in the form of Suboxone and naltrexone.

During treatment, clients will participate in group and individual therapy and educational classes on substance misuse. Day and evening meetings are available. The facility also encourages family participation during treatment and offers a weekly family night.


Townsend of Metairie employs a team of psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, and case managers.


C.V.D., the lone alum surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave a scathing review of the facility. C.V.D. criticized the lack of aftercare and complained of an unexpected $2,000 bill. They added: "The lack of genuine care and concern from this facility is appalling since it is considered as a treatment center to help those in need."

On Townsend's official Facebook page, which staff may manage, the organization as a whole holds a middling rating of 3.4 out of five stars as of this writing.[1] Reviews, however, were not necessarily specific to the location in Metairie.

On the negative end of the review spectrum, alum Michelle wrote in representative commentary: "This place is a terrible scam and will just get you addicted to another drug. Do yourself a favor and don't go here." On the positive end, Brittini wrote: "I highly recommend it is an awesome place I attend now and there amazing."


The sole loved one, M.C.P., surveyed by Rehabs.com at this time of writing gave a positive review with perfect five-star ratings for Metairie’s treatment effectiveness, overall quality of staff and counseling, and cleanliness of the facility. “The entire person was treated, body, mind, spirit,” they wrote.

As of this writing, there was a single loved one on Facebook who left a highly negative review.[1] "They charged us $1000 and didn't even finish my husband's treatment," the reviewer, Jessica, wrote.


Townsend of Metairie is one of the 91 (66.9 percent) of Louisiana treatment centers that accept private health insurance. The center provides financial assistance to qualifying individuals.


As of January 28, 2019, all Townsend facilities are no longer owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC). They are now a part of Avenues Recovery Centers.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/townsendaddictionrecovery/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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